Kelsey Timmerman shares his book Where Am I Wearing?

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Jennifer Gaskins (704) 233-8117
Director of Marketing and Communications

Kelsey Timmerman shares his book Where Am I Wearing?
Wingate, NC- Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Wearing? will be give a free public lecture at Wingate University on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. in Austin Auditorium. The lecture is part of the University's common reading for the incoming freshman class. Along with this new tradition the University opened the opportunity for the local Union County schools to be involved. Back in May, the University kicked off a common reading group with 23 local Union County English and social studies teachers for the first time. Over the summer the teachers from all the schools had a joint group online discussion through Skype with Timmerman.

Union County Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator Stacy Moore commented, “It’s been fun having the English teachers and history Teachers together.” The book study has given the teachers an opportunity to read, discuss and explore options on how they will share this with their students. Their main goal was is to figure out how to use it for their classroom. These teachers will be here on Sept. 21 for a round table discussion with the author, a Friends of the Library luncheon and end with his lecture.

In his book, Timmerman manages to put a personal face on the controversial issues of globalization and outsourcing. He does this by recounting his experiences traveling to the countries where his five favorite items of clothing were made. Where Am I Wearing? bridges the gap between global producers and consumers by introducing readers to the human elements of globalization – names, personalities, hopes, and dreams – with the economic and political elements serving as a backdrop. Timmerman said, “I believe that if we reduce global issues to the stories of individual people, we can better see ourselves, our parents, our sons and daughters, and out hopes and struggles in one another.”

The start of book started while cleaning up his room one day. As he was putting away his garments, Timmerman noticed the tag on his favorite shirt: Made in Honduras. Timmerman’s curiosity about the people who made the shirt got the best of him. So he set out to explore. What followed was a global tour to find out Where Am I Wearing?

For more information about the luncheon with Timmerman, contact Luanne Barbee at 704-233-8091 or For more information about his lecture please contact Marisa Wheeling at 704- 233-8129 or visit us at

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year co-educational institution of 2,373 students offering active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, and career discovery and community service.

Wingate offers 32 undergraduate majors in arts and science, business, communication, education, fine arts, music and sports sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration. In addition, the school awards the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.